Many years have gone by since I was a little girl. I do miss being a little girl sometimes. I remember so many happy times growing up with you. You were the one who taught me how to tie my shoe and to play tennis. You taught me how to ride my bike and later how to drive a car. You taught me how to dance and to love music and made sure that I could take music lessons. You taught me a love for wildlife and the outdoors and how to recognize different birds. You taught me how to joke and to laugh. You taught me to love "The Andy Griffith Show" and helped me to practice saying all of the memorable lines from the episodes. You taught me to enjoy being your little girl and loved to receive my "golden kisses". You taught me that the most important thing in life was to follow Jesus and to get to know Him better by reading His Word. I remember waking up in the early mornings and finding you on the couch with your Bible opened. You supported me, encouraged me and loved me all of those years and then, one day, you gave me to my husband to be his wife. I know that was probably one of the most difficult things that you ever did.
I am a woman now and have a family of my own. Sometimes when I see my little girls, I see just a little bit of me and remember you and how you loved me. I know you still love me. We may not always agree on everything, but you are always there, always loving me and always my Daddy. Thank you, Dad for making such a difference in my life. Thank you for your love all of these years. Thank you for being my teacher, my friend and my Dad. And, I'll always be your little girl.